I came across your project and wanted to ask a couple of questions... I have the AC13 rover also and have pulled it apart to use it in another project. It is working great! I'm not experienced with modifying code, electronics, etc. Mechanical modifications are easy though. I have two questions...
1)can the Loftek camera be used to make a "rover"? Actually, can I use either of the motors that pan and tilt to turn a single wheel, or could the control signal for pan or tilt be used to run a new servo or stepper motor?
2)can the Loftek camera connect directly to a device like a smart phone without going through the internet (like the rover does)?
Sorry for the really basic questions. I can't afford to waste money on a camera that I can't use.
I need to find a way to view camera feed and turn a simple wheel when I'm out in the middle of no where without internet connectivity (I'd still have access to my smart phone's wifi capability though, just no network to connect to unless the camera broadcasts one). I can do this using the AC13 parts, but I'm trying to build a second cheap prototype with parts that are readily available and relatively cheap (less than the rover). I don't have experience to write my own android or iphone app or to alter code or scripts. I'd be willing to pay someone that could create this type of system for me though. I know I could do the same type of thing using an RF camera and monitor and an R/C RF receiver to run a servo, but that would require an R/C controller. Using a smart phone is much easier - no need for another "monitor" or controller. I'm making something that my brother needs to be able to use out on the farm (no cell coverage). He has a smart phone and an ipod touch, but not R/C stuff.
Thanks for any help you can give!